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Reading   0 - 0   Leeds United

Reading 0-0 Leeds

Reading 0-0 Leeds

Reading and Leeds produced some late drama but had to be content with a point apiece in a game of few chances.

The home side came close to snatching a late victory when Michail Antonio's angled shot hit the post.

Leeds also came close late on when Jonny Howson's goalbound shot was brilliantly saved by Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici in stoppage time.

The Royals have now drawn four league games on the trot, while Leeds are unbeaten in six outings.

A draw appeared the fairest result from a game in which the defences were on top for the most part.

There was little to separate the teams and a drilled Robert Snodgrass free-kick from the edge of the penalty area on the half-hour mark was a rare attempt on goal.

Reading responded when a shot from Jem Karacan flew over the crossbar before Noel Hunt's volley was blocked by Leeds winger Max Gradel.

Zurab Khizanishvili went closest to breaking the first-half deadlock when he headed Jobi McAnuff's corner inches wide of the post.

After the break, Royals defender Ian Harte almost scored against his former club only to see his goalbound free-kick turned away by Leeds keeper Kasper Schmeichel at full stretch.

Leeds midfielder Bradley Johnson headed the wrong side of the post after 85 minutes before Antonio and Howson went close in the dying moments of the match.

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Saturday, 27 November 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 0-0 Leeds FT
(HT 0-0)

      Reading

      • 01 Federici
      • 02 Griffin yellow card
      • 15 Khizanishvili
      • 23 Harte
      • 26 Pearce
      • 04 Karacan yellow card (Tabb 60)
      • 08 Leigertwood (Antonio 77)
      • 11 McAnuff
      • 09 Long
      • 10 Hunt yellow card
      • 18 Church (Kebe 60)

      Substitutes

      • 41 McCarthy,
      • 24 Cummings,
      • 33 Armstrong,
      • 07 Tabb,
      • 14 Kebe,
      • 17 Antonio,
      • 19 Robson-Kanu

      Leeds United

      • 01 Schmeichel
      • 02 Connolly yellow card
      • 04 Bruce
      • 29 McCartney yellow card
      • 40 O'Brien
      • 07 Gradel yellow card (McCormack 76)
      • 08 Kilkenny
      • 14 Howson
      • 16 Johnson yellow card
      • 10 Becchio (Paynter 77)
      • 23 Snodgrass (Sam 88)

      Substitutes

      • 12 Higgs,
      • 05 Collins,
      • 11 Sam,
      • 17 Faye,
      • 22 Hughes,
      • 09 Paynter,
      • 44 McCormack
      Ref: GrahamAtt: 23,677
      READING
      LEEDS

      Possession

      • Reading 59%
      • Leeds 41%

      Attempts on target

      • Reading 4
      • Leeds 3

      Attempts off target

      • Reading 4
      • Leeds 1

      Corners

      • Reading 7
      • Leeds 2

      Fouls

      • Reading 11
      • Leeds 15
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:04 The referee blows for the end of the match.
      • 90:00+2:58 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line, clearance made by Ian Harte.
      • 90:00+2:43 Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.
      • 90:00+2:08 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the left by-line, clearance made by Andrew O'Brien.
      • 90:00+1:23 The official flags Ross McCormack offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
      • 89:24 Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 88:46 Ross McCormack challenges Andy Griffin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zurab Khizanishvili takes the free kick.
      • 87:08 Substitution Lloyd Sam is brought on as a substitute for Robert Snodgrass.
      • 86:44 Shot by Michail Antonio from deep inside the box hits the post.
      • 85:44 Foul by Bradley Johnson on Andy Griffin, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
      • 84:34 Headed effort from inside the area by Bradley Johnson misses to the left of the goal.
      • 80:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George McCartney by Jimmy Kebe. Direct free kick taken by Alex Bruce.
      • 77:16 Michail Antonio handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Paul Connolly takes the direct free kick.
      • Correction - 75:47 Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Max Gradel, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by George McCartney.
      • Correction - 75:47 Substitution Michail Antonio on for Mikele Leigertwood.
      • Correction - 75:47 Substitution Billy Paynter on for Luciano Becchio.
      • Correction - 75:47 Substitution Ross McCormack comes on in place of Max Gradel.
      • 75:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Mikele Leigertwood. Free kick crossed left-footed by George McCartney.
      • 75:47 Substitution Michail Antonio joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mikele Leigertwood.
      • 75:47 Substitution Billy Paynter is brought on as a substitute for Luciano Becchio.
      • 75:47 Substitution Ross McCormack is brought on as a substitute for Max Gradel.
      • 73:37 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte played to the near post, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.
      • 73:09 Luciano Becchio is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
      • 71:17 Unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by George McCartney results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
      • 71:17 Booking George McCartney is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
      • 70:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Bradley Johnson. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
      • 69:49 Max Gradel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
      • 69:06 Header from deep inside the area by Shane Long goes over the bar.
      • 63:43 Alex Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kasper Schmeichel. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
      • 63:17 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 62:14 Unfair challenge on Jay Tabb by George McCartney results in a free kick. Jay Tabb takes the direct free kick.
      • 61:15 Jonathan Howson fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Howson takes the free kick.
      • 61:15 Booking Noel Hunt shown a yellow card.
      • 59:20 Substitution Jimmy Kebe comes on in place of Simon Church.
      • 59:02 Substitution Jay Tabb joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jem Karacan.
      • 58:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Shane Long. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.
      • 58:22 Booking Bradley Johnson shown a yellow card.
      • 57:08 Jobi McAnuff fouled by Neil Kilkenny, the ref awards a free kick. Jobi McAnuff takes the direct free kick.
      • 55:58 Foul by Ian Harte on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick.
      • 53:25 Max Gradel takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.
      • 50:55 Short corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.
      • 49:46 Booking The referee books Jem Karacan for unsporting behaviour.
      • 48:43 Shane Long takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 48:13 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jobi McAnuff, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
      • 46:54 Foul by George McCartney on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded. Ian Harte has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 45:10 Unfair challenge on Zurab Khizanishvili by Max Gradel results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
      • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+2:02 The match has reached half-time.
      • 45:00+0:31 Paul Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Noel Hunt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Noel Hunt from left channel, clearance made by Alex Bruce.
      • 45:00+0:31 Booking Paul Connolly booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 43:12 Luciano Becchio concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
      • 42:19 Booking Max Gradel goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
      • 42:18 Booking Booking for Andy Griffin for unsporting behaviour.
      • 39:19 Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, Close range header by Zurab Khizanishvili goes wide of the left-hand post.
      • 38:50 Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 36:47 The referee blows for offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
      • 35:38 Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Shot from 18 yards from Noel Hunt. Clearance made by Max Gradel.
      • 32:45 Jem Karacan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
      • 29:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Ian Harte. Robert Snodgrass produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Adam Federici.
      • 28:50 Foul by Zurab Khizanishvili on Luciano Becchio, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
      • 27:36 Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jonathan Howson.
      • 25:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jem Karacan by Jonathan Howson. Direct free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
      • 22:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zurab Khizanishvili by Luciano Becchio. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
      • 15:51 Unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Zurab Khizanishvili results in a free kick. Alex Bruce takes the direct free kick.
      • 13:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Alex Pearce. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
      • 4:52 The offside flag is raised against Max Gradel. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.
      • 2:51 Shane Long fouled by Andrew O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Noel Hunt, clearance made by Andrew O'Brien.
      • 0:06 Noel Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George McCartney. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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